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Speed Machines - Bentley v Mercedes 
Series Synopsis: Speed Machines tells the story of eight battles to design and build the fastest car, ship, plane, boat and train. It seems that as soon as we were able to build these vehicles, there was someone who wanted theirs to go faster than anyone else's. In these stories we meet the people who tried everything they knew to beat the competition and we re-live their successes and failures. Above all, we meet the winners – the people who designed, built and then raced the fastest speed machines of their time.
Bentley v Mercedes - As soon as the first motorcars were built, the race was on to make them faster. In the 1920s and 30s, two car companies, Bentley and Mercedes-Benz, dominated the world of motor racing and speed was to become a matter of national pride.
Original Air Date: Channel 4 2003
Recorded: Channel 4 Tuesday 20 January 2009 11:05 am
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